Karen Hamilton > Brodies LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
G1 3BX

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Karen is a partner in Brodies’ dedicated planning department, advising a range of public and private sector clients on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters. She also leads Brodies’ transport group. Karen’s public sector background has given her a helpful insight into the local authority perspective in dealing with planning issues. She is an experienced inquiry advocate. She also has significant experience of compulsory purchase procedure and compensation issues for both promoters and objectors. She also co-authored the updated chapters of the stair memorial Encyclopaedia on planning, and compulsing purchase and compensation.


Trained Cunninghame District Council (now North Ayrshire); qualified 1997; remained with Council’s litigation team for a further three years; property litigation at McClure Naismith 2000-04; joined Brodies LLP 2004, made partner 2008.


Law Society of Scotland.

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Scotland > Transport

Brodies LLP covers the gamut of transport sector work with specialist expertise across the segments shipping, road, rail, aviation and logistics, but the team has been particularly active handling contentious and non-contentious instructions pertaining to rail and road projects. In the rail sector, Roger Cotton is noted for his expertise in rail franchising, while Jackie McGuire is well equipped to clients, including developers, contractors and local authorities, through road and rail regulations; together with Odell Milne, she is also a key contact for compulsory purchase orders. Karen Hamilton handles road and rail infrastructure project-related planning law, while Duncan MacLean is the main contact for shipping and marine sector work.